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Lip Flip Treatment with Botox

White Swan Aesthetics Wimbledon

What is a Lip Flip?

When it comes to achieving the perfect pout, many people turn to lip enhancement procedures. One such procedure gaining popularity is the Botox lip flip which is available at White Swan Aesthetics in Wimbledon and all other locations.

But what exactly is a lip flip? Basically it’s a non-surgical cosmetic treatment which uses Botox injections to relax the muscles around the mouth and create the illusion of fuller, more defined lips.

The procedure involves injecting a small amount of Botox into the muscles along the upper lip. This helps to relax the muscles and turn the upper lip slightly, resulting in a more pronounced and attractive lip shape, revealing more of the red part of the lip. Unlike lip fillers, which add volume to the lips, a lip flip simply enhances the natural shape of the lips.

Although the lip flip may not provide the same dramatic results as lip fillers, it offers a subtle enhancement that can make a big difference in your appearance. It is a great option for anyone looking for a lip enhancement without the commitment or downtime associated with surgical procedures.

 There are various options for lip enhancement available today. Lip fillers, such as hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, have become increasingly popular in recent years. These fillers are injected into the lips to add volume and shape, giving individuals the plump pout they desire. However, not everyone is comfortable with the idea of injectable fillers or the potential side effects that may come with them.

It’s important to note that the results of a lip flip are not permanent. The effects typically last for around 2-3 months, after which the Botox gradually wears off and the muscles regain their normal function. This makes the lip flip a great option for those who want to try out a lip enhancement without making a long-term commitment.

So, who is a good candidate for a lip flip? The procedure is suitable for people who have thin or asymmetrical lips and wish to enhance their natural shape. It can also be a great option for those who want to achieve a more youthful appearance by reducing the appearance of fine lines around the mouth.

Before undergoing a lip flip, it is essential to consult with a qualified practitioner who can assess your individual needs and determine if the procedure is right for you. At White Swan Aesthetics all our practitioners are fully qualified doctors. They will discuss the potential risks and benefits, as well as any alternative options that may be available.

In conclusion, the lip flip with Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that offers a subtle enhancement to the lips. By relaxing the muscles around the mouth, it creates the illusion of fuller, more defined lips without the need for fillers. While the results are temporary, lasting for a few months, it provides individuals with a natural-looking lip enhancement option that requires minimal downtime. So, whether you’re looking to achieve a plumper pout or reduce the appearance of fine lines, the lip flip may be the perfect solution for you.

Finding the Right Practitioner

When considering a lip flip procedure with Botox, it is essential to find a skilled doctor to perform the treatment. 

Here at White Swan Aesthetics in Wimbledon you are in safe hands. All our practitioners are fully qualified medical/dental doctors who are highly skilled in the use of fine needles for facial aesthetic procedures.

In addition to qualifications and experience, it is crucial to have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations. This will give you an opportunity to evaluate their communication skills, assess their understanding of your desired outcome, and determine if it’s the right treatment for you.

During the consultation, our doctors will examine your lips and facial structure to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the lip flip procedure. They will explain the process in detail, including the potential risks and benefits. It is important to ask any questions you may have to ensure that you have a clear understanding of what to expect.

Furthermore, the doctor will take the time to understand your aesthetic preferences and tailor the treatment accordingly. They will discuss the desired shape and size of your lips, ensuring that the final result aligns with your expectations.

They will then guide you through the preparation process for the lip flip procedure. This may involve avoiding certain medications or substances that can increase the risk of complications. They will provide you with detailed instructions to follow in the days leading up to the treatment.

On the day of the procedure, the doctor will cleanse the treatment area. They will then carefully administer the Botox injections into specific muscles around your lips. The procedure usually takes around 10-15 minutes, depending on the individual’s needs.

The doctor will provide you with post-treatment care instructions to ensure proper healing and minimise any potential side effects.

Remember, your lips are a significant facial feature, and any cosmetic procedure involving them should be approached with caution and care. Finding the right practitioner will help ensure a successful lip flip procedure and a result that meets your expectations.

Aftercare Instructions Following a Lip Flip Procedure

After undergoing a lip flip procedure , it is crucial to follow proper aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results and minimise any potential side effects. Here are some essential guidelines to follow:

  1. Avoid touching or rubbing your lips for at least 24 hours after the procedure to prevent any Botox from spreading to surrounding areas.

  2. Avoid strenuous physical activities, such as intense workouts or heavy lifting, for 24 to 48 hours to minimize the risk of swelling or bruising.

  3. Avoid consuming hot or spicy foods and beverages for 24 to 48 hours, as they may increase blood flow to the lips and potentially exacerbate swelling.

  4. Avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning beds, as they can increase the risk of post-procedure complications.

  5. If you experience any discomfort or swelling, you can apply a cold compress to the treated area for short intervals to alleviate symptoms.

  6. Contact your healthcare professional if you notice any abnormal or concerning symptoms, such as severe pain, excessive swelling, or difficulty in speaking or eating.

By following these aftercare instructions, you can promote optimal healing and ensure long-lasting results from your lip flip procedure.

Risks & Side Effects of Lip Flip Procedure 

While the lip flip procedure with Botox is generally safe, it is essential to be aware of the potential risks and side effects before undergoing the treatment.

Common side effects of a lip flip may include temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. These side effects typically resolve within a few days. Some individuals may also experience temporary numbness or a tingling sensation in the lips, which subsides over time.

In rare cases, more severe complications can occur, such as an allergic reaction to the Botox injection. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.

It is crucial to disclose any medical conditions, allergies, or medications you are taking to your healthcare professional before undergoing a lip flip procedure. This will help them determine if you are a suitable candidate and minimize the risk of complications.

Frequently Asked Questions about Lip Flip Procedure with Botox

1. How long does a lip flip procedure last?

The effects of a lip flip can last between two to four months. After this time, you may consider scheduling a follow-up appointment to maintain the results.

2. Are there any age restrictions for a lip flip procedure ?

It is generally recommended for individuals aged 18 and older. However, age restrictions may vary depending on local regulations and the healthcare professional’s discretion.

3. Can I combine a lip flip procedure with other lip enhancement treatments?

Yes! Many individuals choose to combine a lip flip with lip fillers to achieve their desired results. Consulting with a qualified healthcare professional will help you determine the best combination of treatments for your specific goals.

4. When will I see the full results of my lip flip procedure?

You can expect to see the full results of your lip flip within one to two weeks after the procedure. 

5. Can I wear lipstick after a lip flip?

It is generally recommended to wait at least 24 hours before applying lipstick or any other lip products after a lip flip procedure to allow the Botox to settle.

Remember, if you have any additional questions or concerns about the lip flip procedure with Botox, it is always best to consult with a qualified healthcare professional. They can assess your individual needs and provide you with p

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Sessions required


Time it takes to work

1-2 weeks for full effects

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Local topical

Sensitivity period

1-2 days

Duration of results

2-4 months


Redness -Swelling

Full recovery

2 days